We have seen a rise in the number of start-ups offering cloud-based services and are reviewing an increasing number of SaaS or cloud-based software services contracts for our clients. Cloud computing may be a viable business...more
Many small and medium business owners are overwhelmed by the social media choices available to them, and unsure of which might best fit their target clients and markets. Twitter, being a relative new kid on the block, can be...more
Businesses often acquire other businesses through an asset purchase, rather than a stock purchase, so that the buyer does not inherit the liabilities of the seller. Not all business owners realize that federal labor law...more
“Order the hamburgers at Donna’s Diner if you like salty, dried out burgers dripping in ketchup and onions to try to give them some flavor. Don’t go there unless you have a strong stomach and you like sticky seats or surly...more
If you work with startups as I do, one of the first issues is choosing the company or product name.
I have worked with countless marketing companies that advised their clients to “be descriptive” when selecting the...more
Entrepreneurs often know they need to protect their intellectual property, but often they don’t understand what kind of intangible asset can be protected and under what law....more
In short, yes. It often makes sense to both register your work with the US Copyright Office and get a Creative Commons License if you want an easy way to share your work.
Copyright is a bundle of exclusive rights that...more
The first paycheck of 2013 may have more money taken out than the last paycheck of 2012. Here’s why:
SOCIAL SECURITY TAX For the past two years, employees received a break on the amount they were paying into Social...more
A lot of what lawyers do is look for risks in our clients’ businesses and figure out how to minimize them. Aside from forming an entity to separate your personal assets from your business assets, the two best things you can...more
When you form a limited liability company or a corporation, your entity becomes a separate legal identity from you. This is what enables the company’s debts and liabilities to be separate from the yours as the owner (limited...more
What if? And then we….
These are the types of questions that are fueling the Triangle as a launchpad for start-ups. Because we are so thankful for the entrepreneurial spirit, here are some of the many local...more